Contemporary Flatweave/Primitive Painting
Martinez Studio: Door County, Wisconsin Master tribal weaver, Wence Martinez creates contemporary hand-spun wool tapestries in a decades long collaboration with his wife, biomorphic painter, Sandra Martinez.
Wence and Sandra Martinez: Martinez Studio are Guest Artists at Nancy Keyser’s studio.
We are honored to be guest artists at Nancy Keyser’s studio this year. She has graciously hosted us for informal presentations of our work in the past and we have no trouble convincing ourselves that bucolic Rappahannock County is on the way to where ever we happen to be traveling! This time it is to show at the prestigious Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show Nov. 12-15.
Sandra’s painted studies, apprentice woven of machine spun Oaxacan wool provide affordable pricing for new collectors. Part of a generational weaving legacy, Wence’s principle apprentices are their daughter and son-in-law, MaLena and Jacobo Martinez.
Nationally recognized in multiple Smithsonian Craft and Philadelphia Art Museum shows, a weaving slated for the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, their PBS/WPT “Wisconsin Life” profile, “Woven Together” viewable at MartinezStudio.com and a 2016 show at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the couple celebrated 21 years with their Door County, WI gallery in 2015.
Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show
November 12-15, 2015
Our second year in a row
Wence and Sandra will appear at the 39th annual Philadelphia Museum Contemporary Craft Show, November 12-15, 2015. Martinez Studio was one of 195 exhibitors selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants.